The Colorado State Board of Human Services has amended the rules regarding background checks.
HB 11-1102, effective March 18, 2011, creates portability of fingerprint-based criminal history records checks for employees of separately licensed child care facilities owned by a single parent entity. Revised rules are seen as necessary to allow licensed providers to locate all requirements related to background checks within the general rules affecting child care licensing. These proposed rules additionally contain a method and time allotted for a parent entity to provide records related to fingerprint-based criminal background checks.
HB 11-1145, effective August 10, 2011, created an additional requirement of a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint-based criminal background check and associated fee for employees of licensed child care facilities hired on or after August 10, 2011. This revised rule is seen as necessary to allow licensed providers to locate all requirements related to background checks within the general child care licensing rules.
A hearing on the amended rules will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons, 1919 Quentin Street, Aurora, Colorado 80045, beginning at 10:00 am.